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    Longacre-Designed 1859 Half Dollar Pattern, Judd-239

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-239, Pollock-295, R.5, Impaired Proof, Reverse Tooled, NCS. The Longacre design for the half dollar that features a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY with a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. The reverse has 1/2 DOLLAR in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton, tobacco, corn, sugar cane, wheat, and oak. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The gunmetal-gray surfaces betray navy-blue hues when confronted with light. While NCS does not venture a details grade on this pattern, we suggest VF30 definition, although in addition the central reverse has heavy tool marks and the upper left reverse is moderately abraded.
    From the Morris Geiger Collection, Part I. (#11972) (NGC ID# 26VE, PCGS# 11972)


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